Walsh outlines changes to strengthen oversight and safety at BCYF drop-in programs

Mayor Martin Walsh joined Boston Centers for Youth & Families to announce that all BCYF drop-in programs will follow rigorous new standards in an effort to strengthen oversight and child safety. These changes are a result of an assessment of ...

Cannon runs for 7th Suffolk rep. seat

Monica Cannon spoke with the Banner about her campaign for the Seventh Suffolk district state representative seat.

Pop-up ‘kitchen table’ talks seek passersby’s ideas on BuildBPS

BPS and the City held the first of seven planned “BuildBPS Kitchen Table Talks” — pop-up forums designed to capture local feedback through casual conversations and provide information on the school department’s ten-year facilities and educational vision.

One-Stop Open Enrollment at Roxbury Community College starts on August 22

Are you ready to pursue a new career? Are you hoping to secure that promotion you’ve been longing for? Maybe you’d just like to learn a new skill. Or, perhaps you’re hoping to further your knowledge in an area that ...

Get the training you need to succeed

This is according to a study by Georgetown University’s Center of Education in the Workforce. That study also found 35 percent of these jobs will require at least a Bachelor’s degree, while the fast-growing fields of healthcare, education and STEM ...

BFIT prepares students to become Health IT professionals

In Massachusetts and throughout the U.S., hospitals are investing heavily in Health Information Technology or Health IT to improve care and reduce costs. Health IT is being used in myriad ways — from capturing and storing patient health records in ...

A people’s economy in the Hub

Dozens of local organizations, small businesses, community leaders, and working class residents of Boston are collaborating to create a democratic community development ecosystem and local economy. The organizers envision the Boston Ujima Project will be a multi-stakeholder network that will ...

Governor signs bipartisan pay equity legislation

Governor Charlie Baker signed a bipartisan pay equity bill, passed unanimously by both legislative branches, to ensure equal pay for comparable work for all Massachusetts workers and equal opportunities to earn competitive salaries in the workplace.

Effort underway to rein in sober homes

State officials hope a voluntary certification system governing the operation of sober homes in Massachusetts will help increase safety and curtail abuse in the unregulated market for the group homes. But a group of Roxbury neighbors who turned out for ...

Save Our Public Schools puts focus on canvassing

Facing a better-funded opposition, Save Our Public Schools members frequently cite door knocking and canvassing as the primary outreach method they hope will lead them to a ballot victory in November.

Legislature takes a pass on criminal justice reform

At midnight on July 31st, the state legislature ended formal session without taking action on criminal justice and police reforms proposed by the Massachusetts Black and Latino Legislative Caucus in response to nationwide police brutality.

Jocelyn V. Sargent

The board of trustees of the Hyams Foundation recently hired Ms. Jocelyn V. Sargent as its new Executive Director. Sargent will replace outgoing executive director Beth Smith on August 29.

Dorchester man puts neighbors to work

Like many blacks in the building trades, T. Michael Thomas struggled to balance his love for his work and his antipathy for his union. As one of a handful of non-white members of the Sheet Metal Workers Local 17, Thomas ...

As Baker assesses MBTA’s future, role of privatization considered

As officials struggle to turn the MBTA around, one bone of contention is the role that privatization should play.

Tuitt seeks to become 7th Suffolk Rep.

Marydith Tuitt is the chief of staff to Rep. Gloria Fox and one of three Democrats vying to take up the mantle of Seventh Suffolk district rep when Fox steps down this year.